Tag: Price Negotiations

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Many B2B and B2C businesses face the same question: What will bring more sales, disclosing our prices or having prospects contact us? The answer to this question varies. As consumers, we live in a world of instant gratification. We are accustomed to finding the information we need right away. We rarely send emails. Instead, we […]

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

Healthcare providers make up for charging lower prices other ways, Kampine says. Cutting out the insurer as the middleman can significantly reduce the provider’s administrative and billing costs. And healthcare providers who get cash upfront don’t have to chase down the money later, either from a patient or the insurance company.  “It’s a much easier […]

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Paul Thrupp, Cycling 2000 Not at this stage, but long-term our pricing and trading agreements with suppliers, as well as availability, may change where we source product. Richard Sault, Salt Dog Cycling As more of a bike accessories shop, not really. Looking around the trade shows and talking within the industry I think, bike-wise at […]

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

With billions of dollars on the line, insurers maintain a huge database of those they regard — correctly or erroneously — as bad risks. ISO, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, uses detailed reports from insurers to perform this type of “predictive analytics.” Insurers can also obtain crucial data on car accidents and violations on an […]

Colorado Price Transparency Law Potentially Confusing to Healthcare Consumers | Dark Daily

Colorado Price Transparency Law Potentially Confusing to Healthcare Consumers | Dark Daily

In an effort to promote price transparency in healthcare, Colorado legislators passed a new law requiring hospitals in that state to post self-pay prices for the most common procedures and treatments. Their hope is healthcare consumers who lack insurance will find it easier to price shop and, therefore, make informed healthcare decisions. However, not all […]

Drastically amended ‘Share The Rebate’ prescription bill OK’d | watchdog.org

Drastically amended ‘Share The Rebate’ prescription bill OK’d | watchdog.org

The revised SB 282 advanced by the House Government Affairs Committee Thursday also delays implementation until 2020 and removes the state’s insurance commission’s capacity to enforce the rebate program through penalties and legal actions. These changes were included in 11 amendments presented to the panel by Jim Delatte, a Louisiana Board of Drug and Device […]

Massachusetts insurers boost price transparency with cost estimator tools | Becker’s Hospital Review

Massachusetts insurers boost price transparency with cost estimator tools | Becker’s Hospital Review

Massachusetts insurers continue to make progress with their cost estimator tools and price transparency efforts, but there is still a lot more they can accomplish, according to a Pioneer Institute study. The study, conducted at the end of 2017, follows up on a 2015 evaluation by Boston-based advocacy group Health Care For All. As part […]

The Super Effective Pricing Strategy You May Be Overlooking | Inc.com

The Super Effective Pricing Strategy You May Be Overlooking | Inc.com

There was a time when pricing was almost a consequence of other decisions made by a company. Companies used to figure out their cost and tack on a few pennies. Today, companies reverse engineer their solutions based on a price point. In his book Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value, MIT professor William Poundstone shared a discovery that rocked the […]

Southern California home prices jump to a record high | Los Angeles Times

Southern California home prices jump to a record high | Los Angeles Times

Southern California’s median home price jumped 8.4% in March from a year earlier, setting a new all-time high, as hopeful buyers engaged in bidding wars over a limited supply of homes on the market. The six-county region’s median price for new and resale houses and condos hit $519,000 last month, up $40,000 from a year […]

Federal Court Calls State’s Law Against Price-Gouging ‘Unconstitutional’ | NPR

Federal Court Calls State’s Law Against Price-Gouging ‘Unconstitutional’ | NPR

States are continuing to do battle with budget-busting prices of prescription drugs. But a recent federal court decision could limit the tools available to them — underscoring the challenge states face as, in the absence of federal action, they attempt on their own to take on the powerful drug industry. The 2-to-1 ruling Friday by […]